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Beginners Guide to Scripting by djeaton3162 Beginners Guide to Scripting by djeaton3162

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This is my first tutorial, so be kind to me. :) The people have spoken [link] so I spent several hours putting together a 14-page tutorial on some basic scripting techniques. Instead of providing fish, I thought I'd spend some time teaching how to fish.

Once you read through it, you should have no problem understanding the basics of what a script is doing, how to make some modifications to it, and even how to take a sample flame and make a script out of it.

I plan on doing a more advanced tutorial as well, but this one covers creating flames and transforms, modifying the transforms, and adjusting how the flame ends up in your preview window.

If you have any suggestions after reading it, I'd love to hear them in your comments. If you find it too hard or too easy, I'd like to hear that as well. If it ultimately helps you write one (or modify one in a useful way), I'd *love* to hear it.
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amberwind Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just used your instructions to write my first script from scratch... because I'm doing a challenge and can't figure out how the variations are interacting, so I wrote a script to randomize the whole shebang and I'm going to keep hitting the run button until I get something I can work with! :XD:
djeaton3162 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. It is amazing how many comments I still get on those old Apo scripts.
Charis3 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
This looks fascinating. Thanks!
garridjo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Thank you for this amazing tutorial, It is clear and easy to read and understand
SiennaBlue Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this. :)
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010   General Artist
Thank you for sharing :bow: :)
cejohnson356 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am new to using Apophysis and this guide has been very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to put this together and share with those of us still learning.
torriedragons Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This was so very helpful for me. Thank you SO MUCH for putting this up here on DA! I have been wanting to learn about scripting for so long! :) Thanks again.
nrubinstein Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009   Photographer
Thank you for the Scripting tutorial. I'm just getting started, so I'll have to work my way up to your info, but I've downloaded the basic Apophysis & have started playing with it and looking for basic info.
Shadow696 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man. I'm definitely going to try some of it.
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